I'm always enjoying the wonderful, frugal ideas on Frugal Friday, over at http://www.biblicalwomanhoodonline.com/blog.htm.
And you know I love Shereen's blog, especially on Sew Crafty Friday! http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/
Please visit their blogs. There are a lot of crafty, frugal, bright and talented ladies (and gents!) out there!
Since I've been doing more cooking than sewing this week, I decided to participate in both.
My biggest sewing project this week, which is also frugal, was to trace out the pattern for my summer pajamas. I used my old flannel pajamas (the ones that are bleach-stained and faded)! I'm sorry I don't have a photo, but Blogger is being evil today about photos. Basically, all I did was cut the pajama top apart (I'll get to the pants later) and trace one front piece, one sleeve and half of the back. I have some cotton I bought for a dress a while back, but had decided it was too 'tea party' for my tastes (big roses on a white background). So that's what I'll use to make summer pajamas.
I also started to make a quilt for St. Patrick's Day. The chances of me finishing it this year are zippo, but I at least want to get the top done before I put all the green stuff up in the attic.
Speaking of green stuff, here's my frugal cooking tip: make cupcakes this weekend. Bake the first dozen as usual and let your family enjoy them. But for the second dozen, add food coloring to match one of the upcoming holidays! I did mine in green, for St. Patrick's Day. You could do lavendar or pink for Easter, too! Just pop this second batch in the freezer, preferably in something that will keep them from getting squished. Leave off the icing, of course! Then just take them out the day before you need them and ice them after they thaw. You'll have a festive* and frugal snack for the holidays!
*BTW, don't you think 'festive' is just about the most Martha Stewart word ever?